The Department’s programs include research activities in many interdisciplinary areas listed below with the names of faculty engaged in each field. A list of current publications for the department is also available.
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Atmospheric modelling and nonlinear dynamics, large-scale circulation modelling, tropical cyclones, remote sensing, ensemble data assimilation, numerical weather prediction.
Kieu, Kirkpatrick, Kravitz, Staten
Isotopic, molecular and organic geochemistry, astrobiology
Brassell, Elswick, Mastalerz, Ripley, Sauer, Schieber, Schimmelmann, White, Zhu
Mineral, water and fossil fuel resources
Brophy, Li, Mastalerz, Ripley
Society of Economic Geologists–IU Student Chapter (SEG–IU)
Paleontology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology
Brassell, Elswick, Herrmann, C. Johnson, Njau, Polly
Seismology, geodesy, regional orogenic processes, rock mechanics
Douglas, Hamburger, K.Johnson, Yanites
Rock and mineral analysis, volcanology
Brophy, Li, Ripley, Schieber
Hydrogeology, geomorphology, physical and chemical hydrology, mathematical modeling.
Edmonds, Letsinger, White, Yanites, Zhu
Physical & chemical sedimentation, Earth history
Brassell, Edmonds, Schieber
Various thematic research projects are also represented by well-funded programs within the Department, including the following: